Allenby Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
391 St Clements Ave, Toronto, ON
Allenby is situated in the Lawrence Park community. Its documented history dates back to the 1400's when a tribe of Huron Iroquois erected a longhouse village on the site. Modern-day development in the area led to the Toronto Board of Education deciding in 1926 to build a school. The school was named for Lord Edmund Allenby, one of Britain's foremost soldiers. Opened in 1931, Allenby was renovated and enlarged in 1972 and again in 1994. A graduation award in his honour, the Allenby Cup, is presented to two students each year who have demonstrated academic achievement, good character and leadership and active participation in school life.
The school has an annual enrolment of nearly 800 students. The vast majority come from English-speaking homes. It is a dual-track school (K - Gr.6) and was the first school in Toronto to offer a French Immersion program. There are about 130 more students in the English stream than in the French Immersion stream. Also, the school has its own pool and a childcare centre on site.
Allenby aims to create a collaborative, positive learning environment in which all members achieve their potential and take responsibility for themselves, and others in and beyond the school. Beyond the classroom, students have varied opportunites to engage in Primary and Junior Choirs, and in sports activities, both in House League and School Teams. Older students participate in leadership opportunities in Community and Global Awareness and Outreach. We are active participants in the Free the Children Foundation. We are an Ecoschool with Gold Certification, a result of staff and student action and leadership from across the grades. Read more about Our School
Allenby continues to enhance implementation of the revised Ontario Curriculum policy documents. We work in collaborative grade and division teams working on common goals and assessments, participating in regular discussions about criteria for success and strategies for giving students the feedback and support they need to meet their potential. Read more about This Year...
In reading and writing, we will continue to focus on developing higher order thinking skills and work with Staff Learning Teams. We continue to enhance the collections in both English and French Literacy Resource Rooms. We have extended our definition of literacy to include technology. We now have 20 interactive whiteboards in the school and 2 rolling computer carts. Read more about Literacy
We have continued to work on develooping problem solving skills with our students. We aim to enhance student mathematical thinking and communication skills through this increased focus on problem solving approaches to teaching the curriculum. Teacher learning teams plan together and share and strategies and resources to achieve common goals.
Safe and Caring Schools
We continue to work with our schools' Code of Conduct in the context of a whole school plan, and making connections to the TDSB Character Education Values.We work on school wide approaches to provide common messages, routines and responses to support a safe and respectful school environment. Read more about Safe and Caring Schools